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Women powered pandemic shift toward higher paying jobs, but pay gap persists: RBC

Women powered pandemic shift toward higher paying jobs, but pay gap persists: RBC

TORONTO — Women have powered a recent shift toward higher-paying and -skilled jobs, but a pay gap will persist until they cease being outnumbered by men in senior management positions, says a new report.
Opinion: Big city budgets ignore reality of challenging economic times

Opinion: Big city budgets ignore reality of challenging economic times

News flash to new municipal councils: Life in British Columbia is expensive enough. We don’t need you to pile on. Fact: Your constituents are dealing with household costs rising faster than at any time in the last four decades.
Squamish Nation wanted Senakw services agreement kept secret, says in-camera city report

Squamish Nation wanted Senakw services agreement kept secret, says in-camera city report

Negotiators for Vancouver City Hall and the Squamish Nation discussed keeping the services agreement for the Senakw development secret.
Surrey city council votes to review 17.5-per-cent property tax increase

Surrey city council votes to review 17.5-per-cent property tax increase

City staff have been tasked with finding a way to reduce the tax hike, but city claims a reduction is only possible if Surrey maintains its RCMP police force
In the Courts: Wescon Cedar ordered to buy out bro for $2.3M after family fallout

In the Courts: Wescon Cedar ordered to buy out bro for $2.3M after family fallout

Decision finds one brother acted oppressively to the other in company they co-owned
Immigration department has 'more than enough' staff to meet processing goals: PBO

Immigration department has 'more than enough' staff to meet processing goals: PBO

OTTAWA — The parliamentary budget officer says the federal government has more than enough staff to process applications for economic immigrants on time.
Opinion: Most British Columbians want an inquiry into foreign election interference

Opinion: Most British Columbians want an inquiry into foreign election interference

B.C. leads the way in endorsing an independent inquiry.
B.C.’s skilled trades apprentices land $1M for training amid labour shortages

B.C.’s skilled trades apprentices land $1M for training amid labour shortages

Coast Capital funding new program to promote training completion
Amid high inflation, MPs should push grocer CEOs to disclose margins on food: experts

Amid high inflation, MPs should push grocer CEOs to disclose margins on food: experts

OTTAWA — As members of Parliament gear up to grill the CEOs of Canada's largest grocery store chains, experts say elected officials should push for more transparency on why grocers are making so much money. The CEOs and presidents of Loblaw Cos. Ltd.
Who’s Suing Whom: March 7, 2023

Who’s Suing Whom: March 7, 2023

The latest from the B.C. Supreme Court